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Famous Mortalities and Morbidities
Revised After Reading Dolan et al
(1)
Boiler and Stove Gas Exhaust

by Jim West

After considering my diagnostic flow charts, and Dolan et al, I've revised famous biographies, death and disease causation, as theories.  Revisions are based on a new awareness that colds, flu, meningitis, etc., are actually air pollution, usually indoor type, and exacerbated in modern times by electrical pollution.  This is an extremely politicized topic that is virtually unknown to all but the few most knowledgeable environmentalists.

It couldn't be more obvious -- that burning even a small amount of petrochemicals in an unventilated room will lead to a health disaster, but the idea is not in the public consciousness.  One stove burner, on high, is in terms of BTU, equivalent to 2,000 cigarettes, and stove gas is the more potentially dangerous, undefined (hidden ingredients) petrochemical, versus cigarettes which are substantially vegetable leaves.  With nicotine distributors selling both cigarettes and Nicorettes, profit and image is made from publicizing the health hazards of cigarettes, but not public the gas stove or electrical pollution. 

Many of the cases here are before the 20th century, when primitive stoves and fireplaces were the norm, and lifespan averages were brief.

My amateur imagination may well be more accurate than professional convention. 

Mainstream Description

Revised Diagnosis (Theory) by JW

Henry David Thoreau, philosopher, dissident

 

Age 18, chronic tuberculosis.  Then in 1859 he walked outside his cabin during a rainstorm in May.  Respiratory disease followed, then bedridden, and within three years, May 6, 1862 (aged 44) Concord, Massachusetts.

Wikipedia:  Thoreau contracted tuberculosis in 1835 [age 18] and suffered from it sporadically afterwards. In 1859, following a late night excursion to count the rings of tree stumps during a rain storm, he became ill with bronchitis. His health declined over three years with brief periods of remission, until he eventually became bedridden. Recognizing the terminal nature of his disease, Thoreau spent his last years revising and editing his unpublished works, particularly The Maine Woods and Excursions, and petitioning publishers to print revised editions of A Week and Walden. He also wrote letters and journal entries until he became too weak to continue. His friends were alarmed at his diminished appearance and were fascinated by his tranquil acceptance of death. When his aunt Louisa asked him in his last weeks if he had made his peace with God, Thoreau responded: "I did not know we had ever quarreled."

Thoreau's TB and bronchitis are respiratory diseases caused by fireplaces and stoves.  In 1859, chilled by the rain, Thoreau returned to his cabin and got warm and cozy with his wood stove or fireplace.  Carbon monoxide and CO2 and formaldehyde levels increased, causing chemical flu.  This was misdiagnosed as due to his chill, and so he kept closing windows and trying to keep warm with more fires and boiled tea and soups.  Indoor air pollution caused increased disease severity ("bed ridden") and eventually death.  The misdiagnostic is encouraged by medicos and industry whose main profits are due to this essential misdiagnostic.

Thoreau was not dissident enough, and thus blind to environmental causation.  Benjamin Franklin, on the other hand, kept the windows open and made it to age 84, his death in 1790.

Wes Montgomery, jazz, guitar

Revised Diagnosis (Theory) by JW

Wikipedia: Death occurred in Indianapolis, IN, June 15, 1968, age 45, Wes woke up in the morning, and said to his wife, he "didn't feel very well."  He soon then died of a heart attack.

"Morning" for musicians is often 10 or 11am.  His wife had already cooked breakfast with tea, and filled the house with CO/CO2/formaldehyde.  As she began cooking lunch, toxic gas levels increased again (in a home that was chronically exhaust poisoned) and Wes woke up feeling bad, then died of a heart attack.  There may have been industry (factory or agriculture) nearby that increased chronic disease, vulnerability.  Diet, cigarettes, alcohol and pharmaceuticals (if any) should be reviewed for chronic contribution to general vulnerability.

Don Ellis, jazz, trumpet, odd time pioneer

Revised Diagnosis (Theory) by JW

In Los Angeles, 1978, he died at age of 44. 

Wikipedia:  1974... Ellis started having health problems, feeling "out of breath after [walking] up a single flight of stairs". He checked himself into a hospital in New York City where a doctor diagnosed him with Mitral stenosis, a condition which caused his heart to beat in odd rhythms. He was prescribed medication and went home to Los Angeles. Shortly thereafter, he started feeling strange again, and went to a local hospital where he was re-diagnosed with an atrial septal defect. More tests were run and finally a third diagnosis was made: cardiomyopathy. [break, jw]

Ellis was prescribed more drugs, but his condition worsened and he went into ventricular fibrillation early one morning in May 1975. Ellis later described being on the verge of death, as doctors struggled to save his life: "It sounds weird, I know, but it was a remarkably beautiful experience, maybe the ultimate high."

"On December 17, 1978, after seeing a Jon Hendricks concert, Ellis suffered a fatal heart attack at the home of his mother and father. His heart condition is believed to have been cardiac arrhythmia."

Pharmaceutical drug prescribed for earlier diseases caused by stove exhaust and external air pollution.  The drugs obfuscated real causation. 

I had dinner with Don at The Double-Tree Inn in Phoenix, AZ, circa 1973, when he performed there with a local trio that couldn't play in 5/4, unfortunately. 

He told me how tragic it was that so many musicians had ruined their lives with drugs.  He was successful, ambitious and healthy.  The next year he began a decline towards death.

I discern from the bio (at left) that Don may likely have lived in a NYC brownstone apartment and suffering stove and boiler exhaust poisoning.  Misdiagnosed according to industrial convention, he was prescribed pharmaceuticals, which increased his vulnerability and maintained his environmental ignorance.  Ironically, he died a few years later as a pharma-druggy, a victim of the same curse he declaimed in others, though others were using street-drugs.  He believed doctors uncritically, rather than considering environmental factors.  This is a strange and common characteristics of jazz musicians in general, which continually amazes me, since I see the musical intelligence, apparently a narrow intelligence.

Ironically, his apparent encounter with a near-death experience, "the ultimate high" [at left], was likely actually a drug high during and after surgery.

Jon Cage, composer, classical, modernist

Revised Diagnosis (Theory) by JW

Died in his Manhattan (brownstone?) apartment while cooking tea for a friend. 

Wikipedia:  Already in the course of the eighties, Cage's health worsened progressively: he suffered not only from arthritis, but also from sciatica and arteriosclerosis. He suffered a stroke that left the movement of his left leg restricted, and, in 1985, broke an arm. During this time, Cage pursued a macrobiotic diet. Nevertheless, ever since arthritis started plaguing him, the composer was aware of his age, and, as biographer David Revill observed, "the fire which he began to incorporate in his visual work in 1985 is not only the fire he has set aside for so long—the fire of passion—but also fire as transitoriness and fragility." On August 11, 1992, while preparing evening tea for himself and Cunningham, Cage suffered another stroke. He was taken to the nearest hospital, where he died on the morning of August 12."

Symptoms (stroke, arthritis, sciatica, arteriosclerosis) indicates chronic exposure to air pollution.  Apartments can act as a chimney for all the stoves and boilers burning within them.  Cage near a stove, possibly over the stove (CO/CO2/formaldehyde), cooking tea, when had his final attack.  Ironic or telling, is Revil's "fire" metaphors.  August 12 is also the height of summer air pollution (external to building) and Cage may have had windows shut with A/C on during his final stove work.  Old-age increased vulnerability, as his diseases began to become publically serious at age 73.

Karen Carpenter, vocalist/drummer, rock and jazz

Revised Diagnosis (Theory) by JW

A couple of options:  1) Karen died of anorexia.  2) Karen poisoned herself with ipecac syrup.  3) Both of the above.

Wikipedia:  March 2, 1950 – February 4, 1983...

Karen lived with her parents until she was 26 years old. ...

therapy with psychotherapist Steven Levenkron in New York City for her anorexia...  

...her therapy with Levenkron. In September 1982, Karen's treatment—which had never convinced her family as being an effective method—took a sinister turn of events when Karen called her psychotherapist to tell him she felt dizzy and that her heart was beating irregularly. Karen was admitted to Lenox Hill Hospital in New York and hooked up to an intravenous drip, which was the cause of her much debated 30-pound weight gain in eight weeks.

On February 4, 1983, less than a month before her 33rd birthday, Karen suffered heart failure at her parents' home in Downey, California. She was taken to Downey Community Hospital, where she was pronounced dead twenty minutes later. [paragraph broken up for clarity as follows]

The Los Angeles coroner gave the cause of death as "heartbeat irregularities brought on by chemical imbalances associated with anorexia nervosa." Under the anatomical summary, the first item was heart failure, with anorexia as second.

The third finding was cachexia, which is extremely low weight and weakness and general body decline associated with chronic disease. Her divorce was scheduled to have been finalized that day.

The autopsy stated that Carpenter's death was the result of emetine cardiotoxicity due to anorexia nervosa, revealing that Carpenter had poisoned herself with ipecac syrup, an emetic often used to induce vomiting in cases of overdosing or poisoning.

Carpenter's use of ipecac syrup was later disputed by Agnes and Richard, who both stated that they never found empty vials of ipecac in her apartment and have denied that there was any concrete evidence that Karen had been vomiting. Richard also expressed that he believes Karen was not willing to ingest ipecac syrup because of the potential damage it presented to her vocal cords and that she relied on laxatives alone to maintain her low body weight.

Causation is exhaust poisoning from the kitchen stove and possibly house water boiler.  Her room was directly over the kitchen.

Heat causes upward convection of CO/CO2/formaldehyde into the upstairs bedroom. 

In the morning while the mother was cooking breakfast, her patents heard a bump as if Karen had fallen over in  her room.  Her parents walked upstairs and found her dead on the floor.

The exhaust theory also accounts for the initial heart failure, chronic heart irregularities, and general weakness and body decline associated with "anorexia nervosa".  Karen had become sensitized during her entire life, assuming she lived near that kitchen earlier.

Public hype over "anorexia, the tragic female disease", maintained female self-pity, fixation on pills, and environmental ignorance, while moving Karen towards disease/death, the final coup-de-grace quickly during just one year

Wiki apparently conceals early prescription drug info with the words "therapy" and "treatment" (at left).  Careful reading indicates Karen became a bouncing ball from one drug to another, all prescribed, maintaining environmental ignorance and weakness, and leading to death.

George Washington (Pres., U.S.)

Revised Diagnosis (Theory) by JW

Wikipedia:  ...born into the provincial gentry of a wealthy, well connected Colonial Virginia family who owned tobacco plantations. After his father and older brother both died young, Washington became personally and professionally attached to the powerful Fairfax family, who promoted his career as a surveyor and soldier.

Thursday December 12, 1799, Washington spent several hours inspecting his farms on horseback, in snow, hail and freezing rain — later that evening eating his supper without changing from his wet clothes. Friday morning, he awoke with a severe sore throat (either quinsy or acute epiglottitis) and became increasingly hoarse as the day progressed. Sometime around 3 am that Saturday morning, he awoke his wife and said he felt ill. [...] waived his usual objections to medicines, and took those which were prescribed without hesitation or remark." Washington died at home around 10 pm on Saturday December 14, 1799, aged 67. The last words in his diary were "'Tis well." ...

Washington suffered from problems with his teeth throughout his life. He lost his first adult tooth when he was twenty-two and had only one left by the time he became President.[164] John Adams claims he lost them because he used them to crack Brazil nuts but modern historians suggest the mercury oxide, which he was given to treat illnesses such as smallpox and malaria, probably contributed to the loss...

GW's causation is identical to others, see above, especially Thoreau.  He arrives home wet and cold in the winter to cozy up to much cooking and heating via fire.  CO-CO2-formaldehyde levels increase, cause disease symptoms which instigate more fire exhaust based warmth-seeking, misdiagnostics, and mis-prescriptions.  In 55 hours he was dead. 

GW is famous for his false teeth, dental problems being another sign of air pollution.  he was also poisoned by pharmaceuticals, as usual, continuing to modern times.

GW suffered smallpox and malaria, which are misdiagnosed symptoms of arsenic poisoning and the aforementioned pollutions.  Arsenic was a common poison, used to preserve leather, foods, and drank as an uplifting tonic.  He was treated with mercury.

The medical system slithered through GW's ignorance despite his being born into upper class wealth.  Medicos effect all classes and even their own profession, as Dr. Mendelsohn writes, medico children are targets of surgery more than others.

Mother of Robin (Robin is Dr. Phil's Wife)

Revised Diagnosis (Theory) by JW

Robin claimed (12/16/2011) on Dr. Phil's TV show, that her mother died of a severe heart aliment during a phone conversation with Robin, that the mother sacrificed herself to much to her family, housekeeping, cooking, etc.  The implied lessons of the tale are, 1) embrace narcissistic massive dosages of all-too-common self-pity by women, 2) women should not hesitate to get medical checkups and the resulting prescriptions, and 3) buy Robin's book for further details.

Medical checkups can mean that disease and death are ensured by omitting environmental reviews and steering the victim into pharma treatments with claims that the disease is inherited. 

I suspect the mother was often in a badly vented kitchen, unaware of stove exhaust, chronically poisoned until she finally collapsed, while talking on the kitchen phone with a turkey in the oven and a pot of tea water boiling on the stove.

Bobby Hatfield
(the high voice of the Righteous Brothers duo)

http://www.thefreelibrary.com/Righteous+Bob+died+on+drugs.-a0111914784

Revised Diagnosis (Theory) by JW

Byline: Anthony Harwood

RIGHTEOUS Brothers singer Bobby Hatfield died from a cocaine overdose - and not a heart attack, it was revealed yesterday.

Hatfield, 63, was found dead from what was believed to be heart failure on November 5 in a hotel room in Kalamazoo, Michigan - just hours before a concert.

But the official post mortem report yesterday revealed his death was caused by cocaine.

Dr Richard Tooker, chief medical examiner for Kalamazoo County, said death was triggered by "acute cocaine intoxication".

Singing partner Bill Medley said: "This is a shock to me. I never saw him use cocaine. I knew nothing about it. If I had known, I would have said something to him."

The initial autopsy said Hatfield had coronary disease. A heart attack due to the disease was listed on his death certificate. It will now be changed.

The duo's famous hits included Unchained Melody and You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling.

Are you going to believe a coroner or Bobby's lifetime friend, Bill Medley ("This a shock... I never saw him use cocaine.")?  Bobby was a great professional, a musical athlete. 

 

Bobby was also a fine baseball player in high school and even considered going professional.  He had to take care of himself since he and his family were supported financially by his consistently famous high notes.  Bobby was married for 24 years at the time of his death.  He had two children.  He died at age 63.  It is highly unlikely that he would be destabilizing his life with drugs.  Check out his exacting performances.

The coroner apparently gave (with some encouragement?) a break to the hotel industry and the governments, getting them off the hook for another hotel death, capitalizing on public supposed notoriety of musicians.  Diagnoses are often obtained by reviewing symptoms, with the actual suspect chemical not being found.  To complicate this, the symptoms of cocaine are similar to air pollution and caffeine. http://www.acnp.org/g4/GN401000165/CH161.html  Caffeine is substituted for cocaine in Cola drinks.

Cocaine also produces the same symptoms as air pollution:  "Cocaine has been linked to several serious health problems, including:  arrhythmia, heart attacks, chest pain, respiratory failure, strokes, seizures."  http://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/cocaine

An example of hotel/chemical corruption:  Legionnaire's Disease, a paradigm invented to protect industry, to explain why the Legionnaires died in Philadelphia, through the practice of avoiding air toxicology.  Hotels use toxic chemicals to 'deodorize' air, sterilize rooms, kill insects, and treat air conditioning systems.  Millions of pounds of p-dichlorobenzene are used for deodorizing hotels.  See Peter Duesberg, Ph.D., his historical review of Legionnaire's Disease and how toxicology was omitted.

Of course this is my opinion, possibly reversible upon seeing the details of the coroner's report.

In 1973, I once met Bobby at a music club in Cincinnati where he was featured (not with Bill Medley then).  He was serious and down to earth.

Gary Moore (guitar/vox) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gary_Moore

Revised Diagnosis (Theory) by JW

Gary Moore the great rock/blues singer/guitarist, his death, conventionally described:

 

“Moore died in his sleep of a heart attack in his hotel room while on holiday in Estepona, Spain, in February 2011.”

Another typical hotel death during a cold February night, with stoves and boilers ablaze, faulty ventilation and windows closed.  And, possibly, hotel anti-odor chemicals in the air system.

William James http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_James

Revised Diagnosis (Theory) by JW

Wiki quote: William James (January 11, 1842 – August 26, 1910) was a pioneering American psychologist and philosopher who was trained as a physician. He was the first educator to offer a psychology course in the U.S. He wrote influential books on the young science of psychology, educational psychology, psychology of religious experience and mysticism, and on the philosophy of pragmatism. He was the brother of novelist Henry James...

NY Times (Aug 27, 1910), quote:

In one of the Continental cities Prof. James was attacked by heart disease. Treating the matter lightly, he continued his travels until his condition became more alarming, and he turned his steps homeward. With his brother he arrived at Quebec on Aug. 19. His son met him there and brought him immediately to his Summer home here.

During the week the attending physicians did not see any cause for immediate fears, although they told the family that their patient was very ill. This morning Prof. James complained of severe pains, and then gradually lapsed into unconsciousness.

William James the great author (19th c, "father of psychology") was a Harvard Med student and died after a miserable life, depression and heart problems (a common life and end). He travelled for cures. And he wrote interesting rambling "free will style" literature, such as, "The Varieties of Religious Experience". He was my hero but now I have a change of context. I realize he was a victim of fireplace and stove exhaust, cozying up to the fire while writing or while suffering, increasing his insanity.  His education blinded him.

Wiki claims he suffered "soul-sickness" and was drug-bound:  "The investigation of mystical experience was constant throughout the life of James, leading him to experiment with chloral hydrate (1870), amyl nitrite (1875), nitrous oxide (1882), and even peyote (1896)."

I respect drug experiences but my life-experiment is an attempt to live without drugs.  It is enough of a challenge avoiding toxic "drugs" in our air, water and food.

Ann Romney (wife of Mitt Romney, US pres candidate) Ref

Revised Diagnosis (Theory) by JW

Victim of MS, various neurological diseases, and breast cancer.

When I heard this, my first thought was "she is a cooker".  Ubiquitous online webpages state that she was diagnosed with MS "just before Thanksgiving", that she "taught cooking classes", "stayed at home and had dinner on the table for Mitt when he came home at 5:30pm", etc.  She has recipe books, etc.  Busiest hours for hospitals is 6pm.  Online-Search (photo, ABC News, during husband's presidential campaign)

Steve Jobs (Apple Inc. guru) Ref

Revised Diagnosis (Theory) by JW

Died of various organ cancers.

Jobs had his biography written, primarily (he says) to explain to his children why he couldn't be at home, why he did not spend much time with them.  This means he was at the corporate office, under fluorescent lights, 24/7 for decades.

Studies show that such lighting is carcinogenic, among other hazards.  The unnatural light spectrum is blamed (high UV for example), but I believe as studies demonstrate, that the hazard is substantially due to the prevalence of powerline transients, harmonics, harmonic distortion, and random frequencies that are generated from these lights, their ballast transformer circuitry, and resonating into building wiring ("Dirty Electricity").  Ref:  Former NYC epidemiologist Sam Milham and Dr. Lloyd Morgan, http://www.electricalpollution.com/documents/LaQuintacancercluster.pdf

Lewis Carroll (famous author, 19th century) Ref

Revised Diagnosis (Theory) by JW

The famous author of "Through The Looking Glass", "Alice In Wonderland".

"He died on 14 January 1898 at his sisters' home, "The Chestnuts" in Guildford, of pneumonia following influenza. He was two weeks away from turning 66 years old."

I posit that Carroll suffered and eventually died of fireplace and stove exhaust poisoning. Two items indicate with high probability (in light of my own experience) to be fire exhaust:

"His mother had died of "inflammation of the brain" – perhaps meningitis or a stroke – at the age of forty-seven."  His mother apparently spent much time in the unventilated kitchen.  The father lived to age 73, working away from the kitchen, out of the house, as a Bishop.

"As a very young child, he suffered a fever that left him deaf in one ear. At the age of seventeen, he suffered a severe attack of whooping cough, which was probably responsible for his chronically weak chest in later life. Another defect he carried into adulthood was what he referred to as his "hesitation", a stammer he acquired in early childhood..." He carried the habits of his family with him, not venting rooms properly, where there were fireplaces, etc.

"He died on 14 January 1898 at his sisters' home, "The Chestnuts" in Guildford, of pneumonia following influenza. He was two weeks away from turning 66 years old."  That is classic fire exhaust poisoning in the winter with windows closed.

Andreas Moritz (famous health author) Ref1  Ref2

Revised Diagnosis (Theory) by JW

Health guru/author, said to have died of "mold" infection, "his heart failed."

Died in Landrum, S. Carolina,
Approx 9am, Oct 21, 2012 Sunday

"So at 5am he was posting on Twitter and at 9:08am someone posted he had died. Apparently he was not bedridden and apparently he was well enough to work. But still why was no notice given of how he died?"

"So rumors surfaced that he may have been murdered, committed suicide or maybe simply died of cancer and did not want to tell the world that his program did not work."

 

Andreas' environmental context is classic stove/boiler exhaust poisoning.  Cold weather has him shutting windows, with his death occurring just after breakfast when the stove would normally be on.  Wind was very unusually still for 6.5 hours before his death, disallowing any natural ventilation of his residence.  Lowest wind speed of the entire previous 24 hours was 8am before he died.  8am is unusually late for the low temperature, indicating possible weather inversion, where natural convection of exhausts is defeated.  Twilight was 7:14am, indicating time of possible stove activity. 

He apparently worked all night, posting to the internet at 5am, with tea or food on a pilot-lit stove.  Boiler exhaust may have leaked throughout the night.  Chronic pollution may have existed for years prior, with the final date-time being a confluence of pollution events at a time of vulnerability.  He was said to look ill and unstable in his final vaccine video.  So his stove habits may have prevailed throughout the winter.  If he could have made it to spring and opened his windows, he may have survived one more year, until the next winter.

Andreas had all health bases covered -- except for stove exhaust, the politically hidden danger.

Weather Underground readings:  Oct 21, 2012, Landrum, SC.

Few people, even health gurus, are aware of the dangers of boiler and stove exhaust.

At Landrum, air pollution is less than the national average.
http://www.clrsearch.com/Landrum-Demographics/SC/Pollution-Levels

Landrum is a small town in the country, not too close to industry.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Landrum,_South_Carolina
Google Map

Father Fray Pedro Font, of the Anza Expedition (Spanish)
from Tubac, Arizona to San Francisco in 1776. ref

Revised Diagnosis by Jim West

 

Font was the Catholic priest who accompanied Lieutenant Colonel Juan Bautista de Anza, to establish the land route to San Francisco in 1776, the first peopel to finalize the land route to the Pacific Ocean from the Atlantic Ocean.

Compared to the other persons on this expediction, Font was unusually frequently ill during this expedition, and he often complained of lack of firewood to keep himself warm.  He was an academic, an intellectual, and a prolific writer of journals.  The expedition was through the cold winter season, and to write, he needed warm hands and warm ink that would not clog.

Thus he suffered the fate of all those exposed to badly vented fired utilities.

Brittany Murphy and Boyfriend

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brittany_Murphy#Death

 

 

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